Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
An Eminent Retrospective of Jeff Koons
Organised by New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art in collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and Centre National d’Art et de culture Georges Pompidou in Paris, this exhibition is a chronological presentation of the work of Jeff Koons. The Spanish debut of Jeff Koons: A Retrospective – on show at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao until 27 September and sponsored by the Fundación BBVA – provides a comprehensive survey of the artist’s work, “which speaks to us of self-acceptance, appreciation of the world around us, and the affirmation of being through art… an exhortation to live in this world as though it were our first day on the earth”. Koons is known for “rejecting the aura of inaccessibility that surrounds other contemporary works of art”, creating art that appeals to a broad cross-section of the public while drawing on such historical sources as Surrealism, Pop Art and Dadaism.
The Pininfarina Book
A Stellar History of Cutting-Edge Design
The name Pininfarina has been synonymous with Italian style for three generations. Over the past 85 years the Turin-based design company has moved on from its original focus on pacesetting car design to expand its creative influence in architecture, industrial design, mobility and sustainability. Examples of timeless Pininfarina creativity include the Cisitalia 202, whose trailblazing style was honoured by the Museum of Modern Art in New York as one of the eight most significant designs in the history of the automobile, and several legendary Ferrari models. Its more recent portfolio continues to honour Pininfarina heritage in products ranging from sports equipment, machinery and furniture (including the Ola25 kitchen by Snaidero) to aircraft, yachts and trains, as well as hotel buildings and apartment houses in Miami, San Diego, Singapore and Sao Paulo. In Turin, Pininfarina provided the entire interior design for the award-winning Juventus football stadium, opened in 2011. Now this venerable history has been brought together in The Pininfarina Book by Günther Raupp, with a preface by Paolo Pininfarina and published by teNeues (www.teneus.com).